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‘DINOSAURS’ LIVES!

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Its 64-episode run of award-winning, audience-pleasing shows now over, it’s easy for the various creators of the groundbreaking sitcom “Dinosaurs” to speak sanguinely about the show’s launch back in…

HOLLYWOOD LAYS AN EGG

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Hollywood’s day of reckoning is at hand. In the past year there have been fewer $100 million box office hits in the domestic marketplace, soaring production and marketing costs, brutal corporate…

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MUPPETS MAKE MOVIES

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Kermit the Frog wants Mickey Mouse to put up his paws. Jim Henson Pictures, the spanking new film division of the wildly successful Jim Henson Prods., has set up its exclusive shingle with Sony…

‘WHITE MEN’ JUMP HIGHER

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The first screen combo of Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson opened stronger than the current “Money Train, ” and on fewer screens. “Men” also displayed strong legs, while “Train” appears to be…

On a ‘Treasure’ quest

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Both the method and madness behind taking a literary classic and Muppetizing it into a feature worked well once, so why not a second time? Slated for a February release through Disney, “Muppet…

Taking Kermit global

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It’s been 15 years since the last “Muppet Show” was produced. But Angus Fletcher, the Creature Shop’s VP in charge of international development and co-production, says he’s “yet to meet anyone…

Pulling strings

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They’re zany, absurd, foolish and sometimes crazy. Not Kermit, Gonzo or Big Bird – but the performers who give the characters life. According to Brian Henson, CEO of Jim Henson Prods., the puppeteers…

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